Monday, November 28, 2011

Customer Appreciation Giveaway Winner(s)

It's always nice to let my customers know how much they are appreciated.....and so, I'll say thank you to everyone who placed an order and was "in it" for a chance to win a prize package of Stampin Up goodies valued at $50!

The Customer Appreciation Winner is....


Congratulations Elmarie!...You are the winner of a $50 Stampin Up prize package!

and just because I have some extra goodies here looking for a crafty home....a second winner was plucked from the hat...
and the winner is.......


congratulations.'re the winner of a mini package of goodies valued at $20

Thanks again to all of my creative and fantastic customers....
Your enthusiasm to create inspires me!

Be sure to check back for my end of year inventory reduction sale....when I begin my end of the year
"out with the with the new" sale!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Customer Appreciation Giveaway

Customer Appreciation Giveaway


November 26th and 27th

Place an ON LINE order of $60  or more for your chance to win a Stampin Up prize package valued at $50.
Order items can be selected from the Holiday Mini...Regular Idea Book...Clearance Rack...or items featured in the current Holiday Extravaganza
($60 = merchandise total~ prior to tax & shipping fees)

You can visit my web site, "The Ink Spot", to place your order TODAY or TOMORROW
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**ONLY orders placed today thru tomorrow evening (midnight...Sunday...Nov 27th) will be eligible for the giveaway

WINNER will be announced via email and here at My Paper Bliss on Monday, Nov 28th

*prize package will contain asst Stampin Up items valued at $50...( stock/paper...stamps)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My favorite Color Combo Part 2...The "girly" Version

Yesterday I shared a card with you that used my favorite guy color combo..and today...I am sharing the girly version of that same color have this time...I've used Stampin Ups Not Quite Navy with Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) and Very Vanilla...with an added touch of Old Olive (ribbon and bird image)

I'll be sharing this card over at Card and a Half for Sketch Challenge #3

I hope that this "girly" version of my favorite guy color combo..together with a nice sketch inspires you to create at least one card today!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Favorite "Guy" Card Color Combo

I have always loved this color combo for guy things....clothes....decor....and!
back in the 80's...i discovered my love of this navy..tan and cream color combo when I made an afghan for a male friend..and I have loved it ever since.

I have long since retired my crochet hooks....and have replaced them with anything and everything related to card rubber stamps.....and still...I have found myself going back to this color combination countless times when creating  "guy cards"...

This Father's Day card is CAS (my style of choice!) and is ideal, I think, for Sketch Challenge #3 over at Card and a Half and it's done in my favorite guy color combo...using Stampin Ups Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel and Very Vanilla

While I love this color combo for guy" cards....I know that it translates well to feminine cards..and so tomorrow I'll share a second card...also created for this card challenge...using similar colors...

Until then...I hope that you enjoy your Saturday...and that'll visit Card and a Half to check out this Sketch Challenge

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stampin'... Stampin'...Stampin'.....for a Moxie Fab Challenge!

I've received some emails asking about the background print on this card (posted here on my blog earlier this month).....
so..I thought I'd answer the questions.....and while I am at it...tell you that I am entering this card in a challenge at Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World ......and if you've created a card in which stamping is the predominant sure to visit Cath the Papercrafts Moxie Fab World Blog to enter your card in thie weeks challenge! my card....
here I created one card...used two colors (*Basic Grey and Very Vanilla card stock) and lots of stamping with one beautiful stamp set....(The Open Sea...from Stampin up!)..and the result is what you see below!..and oh!...yes... I almost forgot to mention that I used a Color Spritzer (for the little "splatter" of ink dots around the image of the ship)

Now....about the background..which is what everyone asked about ...
I used the globe and the stamp that replicates a ships manifest for the background...using Stampin Up Basic Grey  Classic ink on Basic Grey card stock...stamp stamp stamp.....and wha-la!..a beautiful background pattern that coordinates with the ship image from the same stamp set!
(I love creating background patterns with stamps...using the same color ink as the card I did here...with Basic Grey)

I enjoyed making this card SO much..and am looking forward to making a few more of them to keep on hand for "guy" occasions...

P.S....don't you just love the little stamped anchor that I cut out and used as an embellishment! (the anchor is  another stamp included in "The Open Sea" stamp set)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spritzer fun.....

Every so often I dig out a tool or supply that I haven't used in a while....put us both on the guest list.....and the I throw a little reunion party....

This time the guest of honor was the Stampin Up Color Spritzer Tool...
As soon as we were reunited..I realized how much I had missed my Spritzer....

After a wonderful reunion..I decided to throw another party..same guest of honor..but a bigger guest list..
and so...I brought my Spritzer to last month's card making Workshop.....and introduced it to the ladies who attended...and the party took off!

This is the "Spritzerized" card that we did..(we always make 4 of each  of 2 cards at every workshop...)...
once everyone got the hang of how much pressure to put on the Spritzer bulb..the fun began!

The Spritzer...the colors (*Basic Grey and Very Vanilla).....and Stamp set (*The Open Sea) and the Designer Series Paper (*Nautical Expedition) ....were all a big hit!

Imagine...a color and generic as Basic Grey being a hit! (that was our color  that night....we always work off of one Stampin Up color each month)

So without further ado...I give you our "Spritzerized" card

 ...and here it is again...side by side ...with the second workshop card for that evening..also using Basic Grey ....our color of the night......along with Concord Crush...Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla...

Thanks for stopping by....
I hope that these cards inspire you to plan your own reunion party with a stool or supply that you haven't used in a while...and that you fall in love all over again with I did..with my Color Spritzer

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cherry Cobbler...a wonderful color

Every so the creative work with something that you find that you really love...maybe a little bit more than other materials, parts, pieces and supplies that you've loved in the past....
For me...that feeling came when I decided to make some cards for next weeks workshop...using Stampin Up's Cherry Cobbler....
I like red tones..but not fire engine red...and Cherry Cobbler turned out to be a nice deep rich warm red tone...bold enough..but not shouting "look at me..but put on your sunglasses first!"

These are the 2 cards that we will be re creating at next weekends workshop...(we'll make 4 of each for a total of 8 cards)

*High 5 and thumbs up to you, Cherry Cobbler...(I think you will become a fave of mine for holiday cards this year!

*click on each pic to view details in larger format

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Very Vintage Valentine

I am still catching up with sharing recent cards here on my blog...and am excited to share these vintage Valentine's with you.
These were created with free on-line printables that I found while browsing different web sites

These cards were a cinch to make....and were a big hit with my 2 Valentine daughter, Chelsea.....and fiance'....Gary...

I also used these adorable images (and some others) with the ladies at my monthly Workshop...and they were a big hit!

I also posted the first card (below) to my FB page..and offered to make one for any local friends who might want one... so that they could give it to their own Valentine sweetheart..
as it turned out..quite a few people liked the card enough to ask for one...and so I had a steady stream of friends coming to my pick up their card

As much as I am an addicted and dedicated stamper..I can definitely see myself enjoying creating with Vintage images like these  in the future...

If you like Vintage sure to take a jaunt around the web .....where I know you'll find more free printables that you can create your own cards with.

(I still have, I think, one...or maybe 2...valentine card pics on my camera....Gary and Chelsea's cards...and will share them when I upload them to my computer..)

This is the card that I made and offered to friends.. (I think that lots of husbands and sweethearts in my town  received this card this

I created this little cutie cop card for a friend  who gave it to her police officer fiance...(loved the corny sentiment..)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Catching up...

It's still cold out here on Long Island..but we have sunshine..and chirping I am hopeful that soon I'll see those beautiful crocuses poking their lavender heads thru the ground by our driveway....
Once I see those little purple flowers blooming...I'll know that I can do my Welcome Spring happy dance!

I won't profess to be doing any Spring cleaning yet...but I am feeling like I at least need to give more attention to my much neglected blog...and so I'm sharing a few photos of the cards that I whipped up for last month's card Making workshop...

The workshop ladies loved both cards..specially the square one..that fits into a std CD envelope (the kind with the clear round window on the front)

This weekend I'll be creating 2 additional cards..and prepping the kits for next weekend's Card Making Workshop...and will be sure to share photos here when they're done)..but first..I'll be back wiht a few Valentine card cuties that I think you'll like a lot :)

I hope that these cards inspire you..and lead you to your create some cards of your own!

Have a great weekend!

Wish the Dazzling Diamonds on the blooms in the photo showed'll just have to take my word about how pretty it looks... :)

PS....My cupcake top was sitting a bit high on top of the cupcake...(don;t you think??) i lowered it right after this photo was taken..and it looked much better...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Drum Roll please.....a Fast Card-a-Thon Update!

Hi Everyone..

The Card-a-Thon was yesterday..and it was a HUGE success.

Are you sitting???

Our grand total for the day was....3185 cards!!!! read it right... in one day we created 3185 cards for our Military Heroes

Last year we created 1754 cards in one day at the Card-a-Thon and this year we had hoped to create 2000 3185 is a thrill!

The Card-a-Thon could never have been the tremendous success that it was....without all of my SU and SCS friends who have been shipping supplies and materials to me...and Pastor Janet Porcher of the Oceanside First United Methodist Church  for generously donating the churches spacious hall to us for the day (as she did last year)...
Thank You to...Marcie from ucutathome(.com) .... Diana from Scor-Pal .... Stampington and Company ....and my wonderful local friends who donated all of the materials and supplies...along with a group of wonderful dedicated and hard working volunteers who attended and created all of the fantastic cards!

My Thank You cannot be complete without adding an extra thank you to all of my monthly workshop ladies who have worked with me behind the scenes during the past months prepping materials....cutting ...scoring.....embossing....sorting have all been so generous of yourselves..and your time...and are very much the backbone of this event!

You are all appreciated beyond what words can convey!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

PS...Today I am in the "recovery mode"...but will be back in a few days to post some photos of the day

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yes....I'm Still Here.....

Yes....I'm here.....Thinking that it can't be possible that it's already the middle of January...(and even more my "baby"...aka my sweet daughter turns 17!

After being absent from my blog for so long..I had hoped to be regular posting and sharing..and maybe even some blog candy here and there.....once the New Year began...not a genuine resolution....but just a "hope"...and a nice thought...
However.....seeing that it's already mid January..I think Ill take a rain check on that plan..and hope for better once the Card-a-Thon is over...

Yep!..the Card-a-Thon is THIS SUNDAY..January 23rd!
We are  ready to ready..
card bases ready.
images stamped..colored..matted...
volunteers signed on....
....and a goal of making 2000 cards by the end of the day being held onto tightly..
wish us luck!

(I'll share photos after the event and let you know if we reached our lofty (aka CRAZZZZY) goal of creating 2000 cards!)

In the meantime..our Long Island weather is not so nice today...rain..sleet..snow..and lots of slippery ice all over the while I'm and warm.....and thought I'd take a moment to do a fast blog post...

I have 2 back to back workshops on Saturday..and wanted to share the cards that we will be doing at the evening card making Workshop...

I am a CAS (Clean and s Simple) kind of card making cards like this always appeal to me

Our color palette that night focuses on Poppy parade..a really nice red ...and it worked well with Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand...don't you think so?

Thanks for stopping by..and I hope that you are cozied up at home too, on this wintery day!